Taylor Swift is suing a California blogger who claims she is a racist whose songs promote white supremacy. The 27-year-old pop singer filed a lawsuit after the blogger wrote a lengthy post asking Swift to disavow racism.
Instead of disavowing racism, Swift's legal team sent a cease and desist demanding the immediate removal of the post.
But the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), who is representing the blogger for free, fired back at Swift in a strongly worded letter.
“This is a completely unsupported attempt to suppress constitutionally protected speech,” ACLU of Northern California attorney Michael Risher told Entertainment Weekly.
In an Oct. 24 post on PopFront.com, blogger Meghan Herning accused Swift of "racist eugenics and compares the singer to Adolf Hitler."
The post -- titled "Swiftly to the alt-right: Taylor subtly gets the lower case kkk in formation" -- somehow attracted Swift's attention.
“Taylor’s sweet, victim image is the perfect vehicle and metaphor for white supremacists’ perceived victimization,” Herning wrote. She added that Swift's saccharine lyrics provides “dog whistles to white supremacy.”
Herning singled out the song “Look What You Made Me Do," which she claims has "subtle, quiet white support of a racial hierarchy."
Herning's post provided no evidence to back up her claims.
The mystery is why Swift even bothered to respond to the blogger, giving the obscure blog national attention.
Swift is pictured above in a photo dated June 2014 after she donated $50,000 to buy "high-tech music therapy" for cancer patients at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
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